If you want to show your praise through song, then you will first need to learn how to play your instrument. It may sound like a simple trade off, and that’s because it is; guitar chords are the most basic concepts in music, and take very little musical knowledge or skill to learn.

Today we will be discussing guitar chords commonly used in worship music. Instead of delaying further, let’s jump head first into the lesson, shall we?

G Major Chord

The first, most common worship chord is the G Major chord. This chord consist of the notes G, B, D, G, B, and G. To play the G Major chord, simply place your middle finger on the third fret of your low E string. This gives us the note G.

Then, place your forefinger on the second fret of the A string. This gives us the note B. Finally, place your ring finger on the third fret of your high E string. This gives us the note G. Play your D, G, and B strings as open notes, and strum all six strings.

E Major Chord

Next up for our worship guitar chords is the E Major chord. This chord consists of the notes E, B, E, G#, B, and E. To play an E Major chord, start off by placing your middle finger on the second fret of your A string, which will give us the note B.

Next, place your ring finger on the second fret of your D string. This gives us the note E. Finally, place your forefinger on the first fret of your G string. This gives us the note G#. To complete the E Major chord, simply strum all six strings, allowing the low E string, the high E string, and the B string to ring as open notes.

A Major Chord

Our third worship chord is the A Major chord. This chord contains the notes A, E, A, C#, and E. To play the A Major chord, start off by placing your forefinger on the second fret of your D string, achieving the note E. Next up, place your middle finger on the second fret of your G string. This gives us the note A.

Finally, place your ring finger on the second fret of your B string. This will give us the note C#. To play the A Major chord, simply allow you’re A string and high E strings to ring out as open notes. You don’t’ want the low E string to play, as it will then become the root and change the chord’s properties. Play all five strings in unison.

E minor Chord

Finally, out last worship chord is the E minor chord. This chord consists of the notes E, B, E, G, B, and E. To play this chord, place your middle finger on the second fret of your A string. This gives us the note B. Next, place your ring finger on the second fret of your D string. This gives us the note E. Now, play all six strings together, allowing the low and high E’s, the G, and the B string to ring out together.

Now that you know the most common worship chords, take your time to practice and learn them. The fingering is the hardest part, and once your fingers are strong enough, practice alternating between chords, seeing which sound best together.

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